As printed elsewhere, I recently learned that I will be able to travel to Cuba as part of my university’s Cuba initiative. It will be a wonderful chance to push my thinking on my spatial politics research, which was initially conducted during an artist residency in Blonduos, Icelandin 2017. There, I made art with other artists while… Continue reading cuba-bound
Tonight’s Space Matters event went very well. I was so pleased to see Kayla Merritt, Jamie Bonner, Lara Cuomo and Jake Osachy, four students from last semester’s “Antebellum America” course not only introducing the event, but asking questions of our guest speaker during the Q & A again and again! I was also overjoyed when… Continue reading space mattered alright
My graduate students and I are in antebellum New York and Harlem circa the 1920s and 1930s next week. This watercolor receives inspiration from the readings and an old piece of writing I recently picked back up.
I am still smiling. I attended the Dance Alabama Film Festival this evening at Tuscaloosa’s River Market where our local farmer’s market is held on the weekends. The students at the University of Alabama remind me again of the biggest joy of teaching: their energy. I especially enjoyed seeing tonight a piece titled “Elsewhere.” Kori… Continue reading musings
The students enrolled in my Gender, Race and Urban Space class got off to a great start yesterday. We had a wonderful conversation. I loved learning how three of them are former athletes, which resonates given my present book project, which uses the University of Miami football program as a starting place to think about… Continue reading space and place
I went through my smartphone to find images that give way to thoughts about my coming lecture on “Waterways” in my Antebellum America class. The first is a close up of a piece of fish leather I purchased in Iceland in Summer 2017. My time in the North Atlantic pushed my thinking on the use… Continue reading water power
Eighth week of the semester in my rear view. Exhausted after last week and Homecoming, but energized by this week’s lectures. In my American Civilization Since 1865 class, I turn to the Great Depression with Miami’s Liberty Square, the first public housing project for African Americans in the South (a.k.a. the Pork n Bean projects),… Continue reading musings
Loving my final playlist for my Gender, Race and (Urban) Space Spring 2019 course.
I am having a blast getting students enrolled this semester in my “Antebellum America” class ready for their cumulative mapmaking project. They must “tell a story” using a map. In other words, they will focus on a theme and see how it can be mapped using existing things and structures no longer with us. To… Continue reading just mapping
And there it was. I was wandering through aisles of books with words like “semiconductor” in search of a geography title mentioned in Stephanie Camp’s study on spatial politics in the plantation South. Through the window of the University of Alabama’s Rogers Library, where our engineering and science holdings are held, I saw the… Continue reading musings